Workforce Center of Will County offers drive-thru job fair

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JOLIET – Today, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) piloted a new service at its 2400 Glenwood Avenue location for job seekers – a drive thru job fair. Participants were able to speak with multiple companies from the safety of their vehicles, while observing social distancing and wearing a mask.

     “This pandemic has deeply impacted both our residents and our employers,” said Susan Flessner, manager of the WCWC. “We have worked hard to offer our training sessions via Zoom and handled job searches via email and through our website. This drive-thru job fair is another innovative way to help our residents.”

     During the drive-thru job fair, participants pulled up to various stops and representatives shared information about their companies and specific job opportunities. This was the first drive-thru job fair in the area.

     “I am very proud of our WCWC staff who continues to provide superior service to our residents and employers during this difficult time,” said County Executive Denise Winfrey. “It is important to keep people working and a strong workforce is critical for Will County employers.”

    The WCWC offers a variety of programs to assist both job seekers and employers, such as a Job Board, training, a resume gallery, career planning and resume review. For more information about these services, visit the website: www.will.works.

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